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Proceedings of the 17th Fall Workshop on Computational Geometry, 2007


The problem of wireless localization asks to place and orient stations in the plane, each of which broadcasts a unique key within a fixed angular range, so that each point in the plane can determine whether it is inside or outside a given polygonal region. The primary goal is to minimize the number of stations. In this paper we establish a lower bound of ⌊2n/3⌋−1 stations for polygons in general position, for the case in which the placement of stations is restricted to polygon vertices, improving upon the existing ⌈n/2⌉ lower bound.


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